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Registrar’s Message

Hi everyone! I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the nicer weather as we head into summer!

Throughout April and May, we hosted optional Peer Circle events in London, Barrie, Ottawa, Sudbury and Thunder Bay. These events sold out quickly (in less than 24 hours in some cities!) and we were thrilled to see packed rooms in every city we visited. The enthusiasm at each event was incredible, and it was inspiring to see so many RDHs ready to embrace a new, collegial and collaborative approach to Quality Assurance. Sincere thanks to everyone who came out – it was a pleasure meeting you all!

Some of you have asked what exactly happens in a Peer Circle. In this edition, we’ve included a bit more information on Peer Circles and quotes from participants in the optional sessions to give you an idea of what happens, and their thoughts post-event.

A few weeks ago, we emailed all RDHs about registering for optional, online Peer Circles and now we’re ready to announce more optional sessions! This summer, Peer Circles are coming back to Barrie and Ottawa, and there will be two sessions in Toronto. We’ve also scheduled four more online sessions. Register for an optional Peer Circle.

We were so encouraged by the number of RDHs who volunteered for the 2025 QA Assessment. Thank you to everyone who signed up! We know you have a lot of questions about the new Path 4 (Peer Circles), and we’ve updated our website with new information and details about each Path. Please have a look, and as always, we’re here to help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 1-800-268-2346 ext. 8802 or

We’re so excited to embark on this new approach to the QA Program! I want to thank all RDHs for their continued support of this process, and their involvement in helping us develop Peer Circles. We could not have done this without you!

Dr. Glenn Pettifer